Movies like A Matter of Sex

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A Matter of Sex (1984)
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A Matter of Sex (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama - Jean Stapleton, Nancy Beatty, J. Winston Carroll
Style: sincere, thought provoking, uplifting, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: discrimination, bank, strike, politics, fighting the system, legal action, injustice, life is a bitch, feminism, labor union, rebellion, legal, society, working class, gender, price of justice, boss and employee, rivalry, workplace, leadership, workplace situations, power relations, misogyny, banking, lawyer ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, year 1976, year 1978, year 1977
Place: minnesota, midwest

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and thought provoking films with plots about society, rebellion, life is a bitch, fighting the system, legal, injustice and hopes mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like A Matter of Sex: Cesar Chavez (2014), Harlan County War (2000), Gideon's Trumpet (1980), 10,000 Black Men Named George (2002), The Organizer (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cesar Chavez (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez. Chronicling the birth of a modern American labour movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labour organiser torn between his duties as a ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: labor union, working class, workplace situations, life is a bitch, hopes, power relations, boss and employee, workplace, idealism, rebellion, society, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
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95%
Harlan County War (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in a cave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung disease, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: labor union, workplace, society, against the odds, human nature, unemployment, heroes, human spirit, racism, life is a bitch, anti heroes, hopes ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york
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85%
Gideon's Trumpet (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants.
Style: sincere, serious, thought provoking, captivating, realistic
Plot: prison, false accusation, courtroom, prison life, society, courtroom drama, fighting the system, confined, righting the wronged, injustice, rebellion, legal ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, florida
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85%
10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1920s, the rights of American workers to join a labor union was still considered an open question, and African-Americans were routinely denied their civil and economic rights. 10,000 Black Men Named George, the title, refers to the fact ...
Style: sincere, serious, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: labor union, fighting the system, political unrest, social decay, artists and showbiz, power relations, life is a bitch, price of justice, workplace situations, state affairs, boss and employee, interracial relations ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 1920s, 1930s
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77%
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The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ranch land. The rich and the powerful will stop at nothing, ...
Style: realistic, rough, disturbing, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: political corruption, murder, farm, workplace, heroes, human spirit, leadership, fighting the system, rebellion, politics, legal, society ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
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71%
The Organizer (1963)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Yugoslavia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Professor Sinigaglia (Marcello Mastroianni) is the title character in this darkly comedic Italian drama about mistreated factory workers in the city of Turin. Toiling away in appalling conditions in a textile mill, these employees have no one to ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: factory, working class, labor union, politics, turin italy, solidarity, running from police, prostitution, misery, strike, righting the wronged, society ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: italy
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64%
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Zuzu Angel (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "Zuzu Angel" covers the last years of the famous Brazilian fashion designer in her doomed quest for justice in the case of her activist son Stuart's arrest, torture, murder and subsequent corpse disposal by the military forces in ...
Style: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: family relations, crimes, uncover truth, price of justice, state affairs, parents and children, legal, fighting the system, political intrigue, dishonesty, political unrest, society ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A film about the early life of the baseball star in the army, particulary his court-martial for insubordination regarding segragation.
Style: disturbing, serious, sincere, clever, realistic ...
Plot: racism, courtroom, rebellion, ambition, bus, anti semitism, opposites attract, sport team, against humanity, injustice, discrimination, society ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
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61%
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Act of Vengeance (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1969, an administrator runs against the corrupt president of the United Coal Miners Union, and becomes the target of a murder plot.
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, sincere, serious ...
Plot: murder, campaign, labor union, state affairs, against humanity, crimes, media, rivalry, crime, life is a bitch, workplace situations, ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: west virginia, usa
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61%
The Rosa Parks Story (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of the civil rights heroine whose refusal to obey racial bus segregation was just one of her acts in her fight for justice.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking
Plot: legal action, human spirit, fighting the system, social differences, society, injustice, discrimination, americana, rebellion, legal, racism, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
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60%
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Suffragette (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.
Style: captivating, factual, inspirational, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: feminism, fighting the system, rebellion, rebelliousness, working class, women, gender, discrimination, politics, adoption, prejudice, idealism ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe, israel, ireland ...
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60%
A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tracy Thurman was married to a man who abused her. But he continues to harass her after she gets a restraining order, and the police do little to help. When he brutally beats her and slashes her throat in front of police, she sues the city and the ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: society, legal, sexual abuse, injustice, lawsuit, woman in danger, family problems, fighting the system, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, crimes, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: connecticut
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60%
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Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In poverty, she found strength. In oppression, she found courage. In solidarity, she found a reason to believe again. Acclaimed German actress Katharina Thalbach (THE TIN DRUM, SOPHIE’S CHOICE) stars in this hard-hitting historical drama set during ...
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: working class, family relations, hopes, legal action, state affairs, price of justice, life is a bitch, boss and employee, heroes, power relations, workplace situations, clergy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
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59%
The Ryan White Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Ryan White, a 13-year-old haemophiliac who contracted AIDS from factor VIII, which was used to control this disorder.
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: school, hospital, terminal illness, child illness, parents and children, power relations, high school life, gender, misfit, life is a bitch, friends, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: indiana
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55%
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Norma Rae (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Norma Rae is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to a visiting labor union organizer. Together, they undertake the ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: labor union, small town, working class, fighting the system, against the odds, factory worker, whistleblower, single mother, labor, factory, union, workplace ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
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53%
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Silkwood (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.
Style: serious, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, touching ...
Plot: radiation, working class, whistleblower, contamination, workplace, corporate crimes, uncover truth, research, workplace situations, company, conspiracy, plutonium ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: oklahoma, usa, washington d.c., california
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53%
Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After serving in the military for more than twenty years, including a tour of duty in Vietnam, Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer (Glenn Close) had seen her share of battles. But nothing could prepare her for the fight ahead: an intensely personal ...
Style: touching, disturbing, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: military, lesbian, promotion, coming out, legal, military life, soldier, society, gender, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, power relations ...
Time: 90s
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53%
Iron Jawed Angels (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: feminism, hopes, life is a bitch, siblings relations, state affairs, civil rights, lifestyle, society, politics, heroes, fighting the system, human spirit ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: tennessee, washington d.c., virginia
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52%
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North Country (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, rough, sincere, factual ...
Plot: sexual harassment, feminism, rape, courtroom drama, lawsuit, small town, fighting the system, sexism, against the odds, labor union, financial problem, love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, mine, usa
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52%
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Darrow (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A film about Clarence Darrow - based on a true story.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: legal action, life is a bitch, hotshot lawyer, rivalry, rebellion, power relations, legal, courtroom, murder trial, trial, lawyer, defense attorney ...
Time: 1910s, 1890s, 1920s
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52%
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Patty Hearst (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The true story of a rich girl who was abducted by American revolutionaries in the 1970's. Her time spent with her captors made her question herself and her way of life and she joined forces with the cause that her abductors were fighting for. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, fighting the system, dishonesty, leadership, rivalry, rescue, revolution, confined, legal action, unlikely criminals, fugitives ...
Time: 70s
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51%
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rise of Jackie Presser to President of the Teamster Union.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: labor union, leadership, heroes, dishonesty, fighting the system, political intrigue, rise and fall, society, political corruption, tough heroes, gangsters, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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50%
Mr. and Mrs. Loving (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A moving and uplifting drama about the effects of interracial marriage in the 1960s. Friends since childhood, and loved by both families, this couple are exiled after their wedding and have to wage a courageous battle to find their place in America ...
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, interracial marriage, marriage, couples, dishonesty, fighting the system, power relations, legal action, discrimination, injustice, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c.
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49%
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Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine both received Emmy nominations for their performances in this made-for-TV movie. The plot follows Nelson Mandela's 27-year struggle to end apartheid.
Style: disturbing, uplifting, tense, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: racism, prison, discrimination, state affairs, hopes, life is a bitch, against humanity, injustice, rebellion, righting the wronged, fighting the system, political unrest ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s
Place: south africa, africa
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49%
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Alleged (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alleged is a romantic drama based on events occurring behind the scenes and outside the courtroom of the famous Scopes "Monkey Trial" of 1925. Charles Anderson, a talented young reporter, feels trapped working for his deceased ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, power relations, hopes, price of justice, idealism, injustice, romance, life is a bitch, columnist, hotshot lawyer, fighting the system, dishonesty ...
Place: tennessee
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49%
A Woman Called Golda (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, head of state, leadership, society, introspection, ambition, human spirit, terminal illness, state affairs, hopes, rise to the top, historical figure ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 70s, 60s, 1930s ...
Place: israel, middle east, usa, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin
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48%
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Adalen 31 (1969)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A 1969 Swedish drama film directed by Bo Widerberg. It depicts the 1931 Ådalen shootings, in which Swedish military forces opened fire against labour demonstrators in the Swedish sawmill district of Ådalen, killing five people, including a young ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, tense
Plot: labor union, workplace intrigue, boss and employee, rivalry, military, workplace, dishonesty, power relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, rebellion, working class ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Color of Freedom (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, France, Belgium, South Africa, Italy, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.
Style: uplifting, serious, sincere, clever, realistic ...
Plot: prison life, racism, apartheid, human spirit, rebelliousness, society, warden, friendship, self discovery, convict, fighting the system, leadership ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Biography of former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who forged a new role for herself in the years after her husband's death.
Style: uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: politics, couples, folk hero, human spirit, head of state, society, idealism, state affairs, dealing with death, heroic mission, hopes, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 30s, 1940s ...
Place: paris france
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47%
Groenten uit Balen (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of the laborer family Debruycker during the turbulent strike by Vieille Montagne in 1971.
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, sincere
Plot: hopes, factory, working class, rebellion, fighting the system, family life, human spirit, teenage life, family relations, urban ghetto life, workplace situations, urban ghetto ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%